Horse Riding at Treworgey
We have a licensed riding school at Treworgey, just for our guests. We offer riding lessons and supervised hacking with spectacular views through the beautiful countryside around Treworgey. Riding is available on weekday mornings until lunchtime. Lessons are taken in the 60m x 20m outdoor all-weather arena. Beginners are warmly welcomed, as are the more experienced who want training in dressage and show jumping.
We offer high quality riding on well-schooled horses – fun for beginners and the more experienced. Most riding stables cater for inexperienced or beginner riders on very quiet horses and ponies. For experienced riders this can seem like driving a Morris Minor when they're used to a Mercedes! Some of our horses and ponies are current or retired affiliated Eventers who are competed successfully all over the South West by Sarah (our Cottage Manager) and our daughter Holly - the 'Treworgey Event Team'!
Overall management of the yard is Linda's, who has the qualification of BHSII, and was a successful event rider in her youth. Our two instructors, Indie and Hester run the riding school day-to-day and teach the lessons. Guests often comment that they are both inspirational and confidence-giving teachers who make lessons great fun. Please note that in peak school holiday times, riding is occasionally limited due to huge demand in the riding school. We put our horses first.
Children's Clubs in the Riding School
During school holidays we run two pony-related clubs a week for children so they're in our hair instead of yours for the afternoon!
An afternoon of stable management practice, riding, and fun and games on horseback - on Mondays from 2-4pm
Handy Pony Club
Experience 'owning' your own pony for the afternoon. Groom him, plait and polish him, then ride him! On Tuesdays from 2-4pm. 'kids clubs' page
We also run a Forest School on Wednesday afternoons. See our 'kids clubs' page for more info.
Trotting Tots Club - Free!
On Monday mornings from May to mid-July (excluding school holidays) we run our Trotting Tots Club. This is around an hour where pre-schoolers (5yrs and under) can get to know our ponies, brush them, stroke them or just feel their different textures of fur, skin and mane, followed by pony rides for everyone. This club is free but please sign up at the office (or call us) by the day before. Little ones, please bring along a grown-up to help supervise you and to hold you when you're riding.
A. ½ hr Private Lesson £30.00 per person
B. ½ hr Semi-Private Lesson (for 2 people) £22.00 per person
C. ½ hr Stable Management Lesson (minimum two people) £18.00 per person
D. ½ hr Group Lesson 3-4 persons max (must be intermediate upward)* £18.00 per person
E. ½ hr Lead Rein Hack for young children (under 5s to be accompanied by parent/guardian) £20.00 per person
F. 1 hr hack with trotting (intermediate or experienced riders only) £32.00 per person
G. 1 ½ hr hack with trotting and cantering through the woods (experienced riders only)* £43.00 per person
H. 10 minute escorted walk from the stables and around the school (from 3 yrs up)* £10.00 per person
I. ½ hr Private Lesson for competition riders £36.00 per person
(taught by Holly, Sarah or Linda, who have ridden at BE Int or Adv and jumped BS up to 1.25m. Linda is BHSII)
Pony Club Afternoon £26.00 per person
*Options C. and D. are subject to availability of pupils to make up the numbers.
*Options F. and G. are subject to availability and are at the riding instructor’s discretion after a brief assessment in the school. Please never overtake the leader of the ride unless they have made the express request that you do so. The leader of the ride must be obeyed at all times reserves the right to cut short a ride if they deem a situation unsafe.
*Option H. must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
*Option I. Available for guests who have competed at or above BE90, BS90 and/or BD levels.
Please note that riding prices are subject to change. The above prices are current from April 2021
Winter Riding Breaks - Special Offer
This winter we are offering specialist riding breaks of three or more nights. Book 3 or more riding sessions during a stay between Nov and Feb (excluding school holidays) and get 25% off all your riding.
We can tailor a package just for you, whether it's your first time on a horse or you're a seasoned competitor wanting to improve your dressage or showjumping. Here are a few EXAMPLES of what we can offer:
Taster Course (for beginners):
- 2 x ½ hour private lesson where our instructors i will help you feel at home in the saddle
- ½ hr Stable management session getting you confident handling the horse from the ground
Week-long progress course (for any level):
A lesson every day of your stay with specific aims set up with your instructor at the beginning of the week, to be achieved by your last day.
Eventing Course (for experienced riders):
- ½ hr cross country training lesson in the arena
- 1 ½ hr hack with cantering through the woods
- ½ hr session on nutrition, fitness and training plans
- 1/2 hr dressage lesson
The winter riding offer is available to anyone booking to stay for 3 or more nights between November and the end of February (excluding school holidays). Please discuss your riding requirements before finalising your booking, particularly if you would like to ride during the weekend.
Bring your horse on holiday
We would love to meet your horse or pony and welcome them to stay at Treworgey with you during your holiday. We have two dedicated stables for guests’ ponies/horses at Coombe (near Orchard Cottage) which is a ten minute walk from most of the cottages. Guests can use our all weather riding arena and full set of show jumps, have lessons from our fantastic instructor and hack in the lovely local woodland.
We are very experienced horse breeders, owners and riders, so Treworgey is a great place to bring your horse or pony, particularly if you want to progress your knowledge and develop your partnership.
We do ask that you don’t let your horse ‘meet’ any of the horses on-site here, or bring them into the main stables by the tennis court. We apply these same principles when bringing any new horse into Treworgey.
DIY livery: £50 per week (includes the stable, use of the arena and show jumps and, when possible, a paddock to turn out in)
Straw: £4 per bale
Haylage: £10 for the week for a pony or £15 for a horse (help yourself)
We offer £3 off ½ hr lessons or 1hr hacks if you ride your own horse or pony, or £5 off a 1 ½ hr hack.
Please complete this form if you would like to bring your horse to Treworgey.
BOOK YOUR RIDING
PLEASE NOTE: During school holidays, we get incredibly busy during some weeks, and many guests book over a year in advance! This means you are unlikely to get the specific times you ask for. We will do our very best to fit in your riding on each day that you ask for it, but we cannot guarantee riding every day of your stay. We are really sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. Do be sure to book your children into our fantastic pony clubs to maximise their riding time!
Please complete our Riding Request Form
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